Hubertus Purkhold

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 35)


Successes
1 ship sunk, total tonnage 4,893 GRT

Born  6 Jun 1916 Beuthen, Upper Silesia
Died  26 Oct 2003(87)


Ranks

25 Sep 1935 Seekadett
1 Jul 1936 Fähnrich zur See
1 Apr 1938 Leutnant zur See
1 Oct 1939 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Nov 1942 Kapitänleutnant

Decorations

  Iron Cross 2nd Class
  U-boat War Badge 1939
  Iron Cross 1st Class
11 Mar 1944 German Cross in Gold

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-30 Apr, 1941 22 Apr 1941   No war patrols 
U-14 20 May 1941 9 Feb 1942   No war patrols 
U-260 14 Mar 1942 Apr, 1944   5 patrols (324 days) 

Purkhold was a member of Crew 35, who changed (germanized) his name in about 1939 from Przifling to Purkhold.

Patrol info for Hubertus Purkhold

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-260 10 Sep 1942  Kiel  15 Nov 1942  Lorient  Patrol 1,67 days
2. U-260 14 Dec 1942  Lorient  3 Feb 1943  St. Nazaire  Patrol 2,52 days
3. U-260 12 Mar 1943  St. Nazaire  22 May 1943  St. Nazaire  Patrol 3,72 days
4. U-260 25 Aug 1943  St. Nazaire  24 Oct 1943  St. Nazaire  Patrol 4,61 days
5. U-260 18 Dec 1943  St. Nazaire  27 Feb 1944  St. Nazaire  Patrol 5,72 days
5 patrols, 324 days at sea

Ships hit by Hubertus Purkhold

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
28 Dec 1942U-260 Empire Wagtail4,893brONS-154
 4,893

1 ship sunk (4,893 tons).

Legend
We have a picture of this vessel.

Media links


German U-boat Commanders of World War II

Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans-Joachim

Listing of all U-boat commanders